Washington Wizards beat San Antonio Spurs, 102-99, on last-gasp shot
Bradley Beal made a three-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to lift the Washington Wizards to a 102-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night at Washington.
Beal finished with 25 points and John Wall had 17 points and 13 assists for Washington. Wall had 13 points in the fourth quarter, and the duo scored the Wizards’ last 15 points.
Kawhi Leonard led San Antonio with 23 points and Tony Parker scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter.The Spurs committed 21 turnovers and had their three-game win streak snapped.
After losing the lead late in the fourth quarter, the Spurs tied it three times, the last coming when Parker sank a three-pointer from the right wing to make it 99-all with 7.9 seconds left.
The Wizards called two timeouts in setting up their inbounds play. Eventually they got the ball to Wall, who dribbled and found Beal in the right corner, where he sank his shot over a leaping defender.
Toronto 103, at Oklahoma City 98: DeMar DeRozan scored 10 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Raptors overcame an eight-point deficit in the final six minutes to remain undefeated.
Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Lowry added 17 points for the Raptors, who shot 42% from the field, but benefited from 19 Thunder turnovers.
Russell Westbrook scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and finished with 16 assists. Kevin Durant had 27 points and Enes Kanter added 15 for the Thunder, which lost its second straight despite shooting 48%. It was the first time this season the Thunder scored fewer than 100 points.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Toronto’s Bismack Biyombo was called for fouling Westbrook on a screen, then disagreed with the call and was issued a technical. Durant made the free throw, then Westbrook hit a three-pointer on the extra possession to put the Thunder ahead 91-83.
Toronto clawed back into it, and a bank shot by DeRozan gave the Raptors a 99-97 lead with 47.3 seconds remaining. After Westbrook missed a layup, DeMarre Carroll made two free throws with 16.8 seconds left to make it a four-point lead.
Durant missed the second of two free throws, but the Thunder scrambled and forced a jump ball. Toronto won the tip, and DeRozan made two free throws with 9.3 seconds to play to seal the game.
at Atlanta 101, Brooklyn 87: Al Horford scored 21 points, Dennis Schroder added 20 and the Hawks won their fifth straight game.
Brook Lopez finished with a season-high 27 points and Thaddeus Young had 14 for the Nets, who dropped to 0-5.
The Hawks took the game’s first double-digit lead when Schroder hit a pair of free throws to make it 95-84 with 4:21 remaining. Atlanta began the third quarter with a two-point lead.
at Cleveland 96, New York 86: LeBron James scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, when the Cavs outscored the Knicks, 26-17.
Carmelo Anthony scored 17 and rookie Kristaps Porzingis 13 for New York, which was even at 75-all in the fourth when James went to work.
Cleveland’s star capped a 12-4 spurt with a three-pointer — just his second this season — to give Cleveland an 87-79 lead with 4:01 remaining. Later, he blasted down the lane and thundered home a dunk.
at Indiana 100, Boston 98: The Pacers’ Monta Ellis made two free throws with 13.7 seconds left to snap a 98-all tie. Avery Bradley, who had fouled Ellis, missed a potential winning three-point attempt for the Celtics. Paul George had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan Hill added 16 points and 10 boards for the Pacers.
at Milwaukee 91, Philadelphia 87: Khris Middleton scored 21 points and the Bucks welcomed forward Jabari Parker back from a left knee injury.
Parker, the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, started and played 16 minutes in his first game since tearing an anterior cruciate ligament Dec. 15. One of the franchise cornerstones shot one of six for two points, and his jumper looked a little rusty.
Greg Monroe streaked down the lane for a layup with 1:29 left and an 86-85 lead. Middleton hit a fall-away three-pointer with 48 seconds left to make it a four-point game. He sealed the win with two foul shots with 1.4 seconds left.
Portland 108, at Utah 92: Damian Lillard had 35 points and C.J. McCollum added 27 for the Trail Blazers.
The Jazz began the night as the No. 1 defensive team in the NBA, but certainly didn’t look like it against a Portland team that lost four starters during the offseason. The Jazz gave up 30 second-quarter points, its most in a single period this season. The offense wasn’t much better, shooting 37.5% from the field.
at Houston 119, Orlando 114 (OT): James Harden scored 28 points, including seven in overtime, to help the Rockets outlast the Magic in a wild, back-and-forth game that was tied 18 times and featured 22 lead changes.
Dwight Howard and Harden made back-to-back layups to get things going for Houston in overtime and make it 114-110. Evan Fournier made a basket for Orlando before a three-point play by Harden pushed the lead to 117-112.
Shabazz Napier cut the lead to 117-114 with a jump shot with 2 1/2 minutes left in OT. But the Magic didn’t score after that and Harden made a pair of free throws with 0.9 seconds left to secure the victory.
at Phoenix 118, Sacramento 97: Eric Bledsoe had 19 points for the Suns, who put six players in double figures and never trailed. Phoenix snapped a two-game skid against the Kings.
Kosta Koufos had 16 points off the bench for the Kings, who played without All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins for the second consecutive game because of a strained right Achilles’.
at Golden State 112, Clippers 108
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